Our Mission

The COVEN Film Festival is devoted to films by women and non-binary filmmakers from the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world. 
By spotlighting these under-represented voices, we aim to tell and
amplify their stories to new audiences and the filmmaking community. 

This event spotlights women and non-binary storytellers, and recognizes that not every person is young, white, middle-class, cisgender, or
able-bodied. Our mission is to amplify these stories—emphasizing indigenous, differently-abled and people of color—told by women or
non-binary creators.


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News & Press

Our team is available to provide assistance for all media outlets, journalists and freelancers needing information, images, videos and interviews who are interested in covering the 2021 COVEN Film Festival.



The Team

We are always looking for ways to connect brilliant women and non-binary 
filmmakers to appreciated audiences in San Francisco and around the world. We organically grew the festival from a single screening to the three day event it is today.
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Faridah Gbadamosi

Director of Programming
Co-Founder / Festival Producer

Connie Jo Sechrist

Melinda Fox

Co-Founder/ Alumni Co-Producer

Matt Evans

Festival Designer
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Taylor Davis

Special Events Coordinator
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